7 reasons you should sign up for MDCE

Jonathan Sweet, Editor In Chief

Jonathan Sweet, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2012
Filed under Jonathan Sweet

There’s still a little time left to register to attend this year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando.

MDCE will be Nov. 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Center. Online registration for MDCE is open through Monday, or you can come register on site.

So why should you attend. Well, we’re a week away from when I leave for the conference, so here are seven reasons you should come to MDCE this year.

7. There are 22 all-new sessions this year, so even if you’ve attended MDCE before, there’s plenty new to learn.

6. You’ll receive two free white papers: one on the best dealer ideas of the year and one on building the best service department.

5. You can catch world-renowned speaker and author Robert Stevenson. If you need more leads, you won’t want to miss Stevenson. He’ll give you actionable tips you can use in your business right away to improve customer satisfaction, increase referrals and grow sales.

4. The Industry Leaders panel on the final day of MDCE will feature top executives from four of the leading companies in the marine industry: Dusty McCoy of Brunswick Corp., Ben Speciale of Yamaha, Paxson St. Clair of Cobalt and Bruce Van Wagoner of GE Capital. They’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities facing boating and answer your questions.

3. It’s not all about education. There are also three networking receptions where you can meet and talk with your fellow dealers, manufacturers and suppliers.

2. The demographics of the United States (and your potential customers) are changing rapidly. Steve Murdock, one of the foremost demographers in the country, will tell you how you can take advantage of these shifting demographics to grow your business.

1. You get to meet me, the new editor in chief of Boating Industry. Seriously, do you need another reason?

If you care about your business, want to improve it and make more money, you should be at MDCE.

Whether it’s marketing, sales, service, finance or management, there’s always room to improve and you won’t get a better return on your money than by coming to MDCE.


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